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Batteries for Surefire torches in the UK

#1
All, I've got a Surefire torch but have found that a) the batteries run out very quickly and b) they cost a fair bit in the UK (c123 batteries, IIRC).

Does anyone know of a cheap stockist for the right batteries for Surefire that won't cost me a month's salary?

Thanks in advance

DSJ
 
#2
I bought rechargeables and a charger from ebay, got two sets of batteries so I have a spare set charged.

They work perfectly and hold their charge well.

They were about the cost of two sets of duracells so good value.

I also changed the bulb for the LED version and it's even brighter.
 
#4
I've a C2 and have also swapped for a LED bulb (from ebay). They're not as good as the Surefire bulbs but for the saving you can buy a few and more batteries. I'm not sure about using rechargeable batteries, the power supply needs to be pretty good to get max output. If it does work I may be swayed though!

What sort of run time do you get with them?
 
#5
All, I've got a Surefire torch but have found that a) the batteries run out very quickly and b) they cost a fair bit in the UK (c123 batteries, IIRC).

Does anyone know of a cheap stockist for the right batteries for Surefire that won't cost me a month's salary?

Thanks in advance

DSJ
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#10
Your best bet is drop the Surefire range unless you got the basic G2 model and turn to a company called Niton999, they stock superb range of lighting equipment including their own range (excellent quality, durability and a fair price too), the one I'm currently using is the L.E II Professional which runs on AAA batteries, lasts for ages and runs on a 7w LED (Hasn't let me down and is a great bit of kit)

Ex Rockape51
 
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#15
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#16
Blobmeister. Blobster. Blobby - can I call you that? Mate. Anywhere near flying clothing? I need to replace my size 9 Gloves, Green, Aviation God, for the use of. Might be a beer-chit in it for you. PM me. Affectionately yours etc.
Leave it with me. I think they are black now, shame (RAF probably thought they were too Army looking).
 
#19
Hi, I work for NITON999, Your best bet is drop the Surefire range unless you got the basic G2 model and turn to a company called Niton999, they stock superb range of lighting equipment including their own range (excellent quality, durability and a fair price too), the one I'm currently using is the L.E II Professional which runs on AAA batteries, lasts for ages and runs on a 7w LED (Hasn't let me down and is a great bit of kit), PS Did I mention I work for NITON999?

Ex Rockape51
Fixed that for you
 
#20
Most torches that use a pair of CR123 batteries will also run on a single 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable battery, it works out cheaper in the long run. Check your instructions or the web to see if the model you have is compatible.
 

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